Talking to a good lender is really the first step in the home-buying process, so of course I'm happy to connect buyers and lenders. I like working with true professionals, who have demonstrated that getting the job done right is more important to them than just getting another customer. I always suggest working with someone who'll tell you what you need to know, not what they think you want to hear. (Which can be a little frustrating in the short term, but ultimately does you more good in the long term.)
I usually recommend one of three different mortgage brokers. I try to recommend the one I think will best suit the personality and working style of the buyer. These are people that I trust, and can count on to provide excellent service. I do like to let clients know that we don't receive referral fees or any other direct benefit from our lender recommendations. We DO, however, gain the confidence that a purchase will be as painless and low-stress as possible if your team is built of people who are dependable and focused.